Experience Permaculture and a Kids Summercamp in a sustainable way!
Description: "Les Amis du Village" in Beauvechain is above all, a place of discovery and exchange of the principles of permaculture. This citizen initiative, led by a couple and their relatives, offers internships, training and workshops to people who may wish to discover gardening techniques, food preservation or mushroom cultivation in a spirit of individual and group creativity. Locally rooted and set in a green scenery, "Friends of the Village" aims to strengthen ties with locals while inviting volunteers from all places to join their experience.
Type of Work: The first week of the project, the volunteers will work in the vegetable garden and will carry out various tasks (harvesting, cleaning, composting, construction, sowing, planting, etc.). The second week will be devoted to the entertainment of children. Indeed, the place hosts summer camps for kids and the volunteers will create and lead activities as well as playful workshops for them. The end of the project will finish with an “Open House” day in collaboration with 2 other permaculture places in the region. Volunteers will help set up the event, assist with certain tasks (entertainment, bar, etc.) and attend the other partner projects.
Study Theme: Permaculture and children’s entertainment activities
Accommodation: The volunteers will sleep in tents (take mattress and sleeping bag). There are a few tents available but the volunteers who have one are invited to bring them. The living conditions will be rudimentary (a solar shower and dry toilets). The volunteers will cook for themselves and will have access to the vegetables from the vegetable garden. The food will be exclusively vegetarian, local, organic and seasonal. There will be a few bikes available to get around (Volunteers with bicycles are encouraged to bring them to the project, if possible).
Language: English. Knowledge of French is welcome in order to interact with the locals and the children during the summercamp.
Requirements: This project is for volunteers who want to discover the philosophy/spirit, practical applications and techniques of permaculture as well as a lifestyle aimed at food self-sufficiency. They must also have an interest in entertaining children. It is essential that volunteers are fully involved in all the activities proposed.
Approximate Location: village of Beauvechain, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
Notes: Additional fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover - local hosting costs; International insurance costs of the volunteer; a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects; administration costs of SCI International. If you apply through an SCI branch, the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organisation you will pay the fee on arrival at the project; direct to the hosting branch or through a PayPal transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details of the various payment options.